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Congress and Justice: A Conversation from the Front Lines with Carlos Uriarte.

Monday, February 26 | 6:00 PM

Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, 310
Anheuser-Busch Hall, St. Louis, MO 63105

Congress and Justice: A Conversation from the Front Lines with Carlos Uriarte.”  

Carlos Felipe Uriarte, AB '02 will join us to share his experiences at the center of American law and politics, and Professor Peter Kastor will moderate.

Uriarte is Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In this role, he serves as the principal point of contact between Congress and the DOJ. This work comes as DOJ has found itself at the center of some of the most intense debates about both the current and former President, about the rule of law, and about safeguarding democracy.

His work in DOJ builds on a career in public service. In addition to appointments in both the DOJ and the Department of the Interior, Uriarte served as an attorney on various Congressional committees, including work as Chief Counsel for Investigations on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus.

Our conversation with Uriarte will draw on all these experiences, as well as his extensive work to develop career pathways for attorneys working in government and networks for first-generation law school students. We look forward to an engaged discussion about some of the most important questions in American law and government, with plenty of time for questions from the audience.

Uriarte assumed his current post after unanimous confirmation by the Senate on August 9, 2022, almost exactly twenty years after he graduated from Washington University with a double major in Economics and American Culture Studies. Originally from the Bay Area of California, he received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Juan R. Sánchez of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Sponsored by: The Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy in Arts & Sciences; Political Science Department in Arts & Sciences; WashULaw; Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement; Office of Scholar Programs; Division of Student Affairs


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